The next aptitude tests are for children born in 2018. The tests will take place in February/March 2023. Admission enquiries are welcome throughout the spring.

At the beginning of the year of your child’s fifth birthday, you will receive a letter inviting them to the Preschool 1 aptitude test.

You will also receive information about the test dates, fees and other details
The acceptance of children is based on
A language test that assesses the general terminology and language skills that a child needs in a learning environment
– Working habits
– Social skills in a group environment

No English language skills are needed when applying, minimum requirement in Finnish language skills is A1.2. The aptitude test will be held at the premises of The English School, which are located at Mäntytie 14, 00270 Helsinki.

Currently, there are openings for fifty children in The English School preschool program. If the tests indicate that your child can succeed at The English School, your family will receive an official letter of acceptance. You can then either accept or decline the invitation.

How to apply?

Complete payment of registration fee (20€)
The English School bank details
IBAN FI67 2262 1800 0634 37
Swift code NDEAFIHH
Message: “Preschool registration + child’s name”
Fill in the online or paper registration form
Submit the online registration form accompanied with a receipt of the registration fee OR send the paper form by post to The English School, Valimotie 17-19, 00380 Helsinki, FINLAND

Confirming the registration
If there are no openings and you wish your child’s name to remain in the applicant register, you must confirm your registration annually in writing with the following information:
Child’s name
Date of birth
Message: Confirmation of registration


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